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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2018, 10:08:47 am »
Oh, look at that!  It posted!
I thought I had to delete part of the code, and couldn't remember which part to delete.....

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2018, 12:33:53 pm »
Every board I've ever been on, no matter what the purpose of it was, we've had a "Chit Chat Thread".  It's nice.   :)
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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2018, 03:07:15 pm »
In other news, I'm selling my car, a red PT Cruiser.   I loved the look of a PT Cruiser from the first time I saw it and was thrilled to be buying a red one a few years ago.    I'm sad to let it go, but BF has a car that is better for the dogs, is a year newer and has remarkably low kms, is much more fuel efficient with a better safety/repair reputation.   Thought about keeping both cars, but both the environmental and financial cost seemed excessive for the convenience.  Hope the next owner gets as much use and pleasure out of it as I did.

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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2018, 11:57:06 pm »
In other news, I'm selling my car, a red PT Cruiser.

I remember seeing an "AskReddit" thread on Reddit called "PT Cruiser owners: what sequence of events led to your tragic state of affairs?"

I don't know enough about the PT Cruiser to know whether owning one should be considered tragic, but the title made me laugh, so I read the thread.

My favorite response was from a young man who had always dreamed of owning a Mini Cooper. He had posters of Mini Coopers on his wall. On his 18th birthday, his parents took him out onto the driveway, and there, with a big red bow on top...  was a beautiful, slightly used...  PT Cruiser.

He did what any son would do.  He thanked his parents profusely, hugged them and kissed them and told them how grateful he was.  And then he went to his room and disposed of all his Mini Cooper posters and never spoke of Mini Coopers again, because he didn't want them to realize that the PT Cruiser wasn't the car he'd always dreamed about.


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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2018, 12:09:49 am »
Hey I have a '63 GMC half ton pickup with a completely rebuilt 283, 3 on the tree. Selling cheap.

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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2018, 12:15:04 am »
I went to one of my favorite local watering holes, the Kim City Roadkill Bar and Grill, after work tonight to watch the hockey game and attempt to flirt with sexy bartenders.

Some middle aged drunk guy with a horseshoe moustache came over and sat down with me and decided he was my new best friend. It was extremely unpleasant.  He was very loud and very dumb. I didn't want to cause a scene, but was sorely tempted to tell him to **** off, or to put my right fist under his left ear and give him a nice nap to sleep it off.

After about 15 minutes-- it seemed much longer-- of this Heironymus Bosch style torment, the manager showed up and sat down nearby with a couple of friends.  I told Horseshoe Moustache guy "oh! My friends are here!" and went over and sat with them.  The manager is a 350 pound guy who looks like a Hell's Angel wearing a suit, so he's pretty intimidating.  And I go there often enough that he is at least casually friendly with me and recognized the problem.  And Horseshoe Moustache Guy didn't follow me. So that turned out ok.

There are few things you could do to make yourself look as seedy as a horseshoe moustache makes you look.  What more visible symbol of bad judgment is there?  Possibly a Truck-Nuts trailer-hitch cover on your truck, but that's about all I can think of.

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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2018, 06:00:40 am »
Douchemen need to be dealt with.

Personal Harner stuff:  I moved 10 days ago.  Starting to look like a settled place now.  We went from a 1 bedroom flat to a 3 bedroom house.  Rent has tripled. AMA.

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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2018, 06:52:22 am »
I went to one of my favorite local watering holes, the Kim City Roadkill Bar and Grill, after work tonight to watch the hockey game and attempt to flirt with sexy bartenders.

Some middle aged drunk guy with a horseshoe moustache came over and sat down with me and decided he was my new best friend. It was extremely unpleasant.  He was very loud and very dumb. I didn't want to cause a scene, but was sorely tempted to tell him to **** off, or to put my right fist under his left ear and give him a nice nap to sleep it off.

After about 15 minutes-- it seemed much longer-- of this Heironymus Bosch style torment, the manager showed up and sat down nearby with a couple of friends.  I told Horseshoe Moustache guy "oh! My friends are here!" and went over and sat with them.  The manager is a 350 pound guy who looks like a Hell's Angel wearing a suit, so he's pretty intimidating.  And I go there often enough that he is at least casually friendly with me and recognized the problem.  And Horseshoe Moustache Guy didn't follow me. So that turned out ok.

There are few things you could do to make yourself look as seedy as a horseshoe moustache makes you look.  What more visible symbol of bad judgment is there?  Possibly a Truck-Nuts trailer-hitch cover on your truck, but that's about all I can think of.

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2018, 06:06:31 am »
Okaaaay.

So my contract ended yesterday and they bobbled the extension and finally got me a 2-month extension in the afternoon to sign.

They had previously pleaded with me to come on full-time, which changed to a dual offer of full-time or contract "if I prefer", which changed to a 3-month contract offer, which changed to a 2-month contract offer. 

So you can see where this is going, right ?  ( They can't afford me and are trying to figure out what to do. )

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So, since the guy who understood the value I bring was let go 2 weeks ago (my old boss who brought me in), I now am in a pickle and so are they.  Good news is, my old friend at the L bank is reaching out again.  And the new contract has a 3-week notice clause if either side wants to terminate.

So this is what I am going to do:

Meet my new boss today and say "This job makes sense to both of us with me as permanent employee. I had discussed the terms with old-boss and I understood that they only needed some time in May to set it up.  I also need to decide in May if I am staying or not, so please let me know asap if you intend to offer full time or if you want to get rid of me after our launch May 7th."

This is necessary also because I want full-time, as my wife and I are expecting now.
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« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2018, 07:45:47 am »
Babies are scary. cute but very scary.
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« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2018, 08:21:58 am »
This is necessary also because I want full-time, as my wife and I are expecting now.

OMG OMG congratulations!   ;D

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« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2018, 08:31:45 am »
This is necessary also because I want full-time, as my wife and I are expecting now.

Congratulations, that is awesome.    ;D

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2018, 08:52:04 am »
Good luck and congrats on the impending new addition.
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« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2018, 10:47:09 am »
Thanks :)

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2018, 11:36:40 am »
A new little human!  Congrats  :)
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